Boost Your Immune System through Ozone Therapy

When you catch a virus or cut your skin, your body jumps into action, sending countless agents to the scene with healing powers. Your immune system attacks, neutralizes, and ushers out foreign invaders. But if you have a severe wound or disease, or a compromised immune system that just can’t fight off the pathogens, it’s good to know you have a way to boost your body’s defenses with ozone therapy.

Dr. Melissa Delgado and our team of experienced nurse practitioners, Wendy Roberts, CANP and Amanda McClay, CNM, WHNP-BC, administer this proven treatment right here in our Vienna, Virginia office and send you home with a supercharged immune system. Here’s what you need to know.

Ozone 101

Ozone is nothing more than a gas made up of three oxygen atoms. But when we mix it with a small sample of your blood and inject it back into you, your body reacts by amping up its production of certain proteins and red blood cells, which in turn increases the oxygen in your blood. 

This process disrupts infections caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses, and yeast. So, whether you have a healthy immune system that needs a helping hand, or a weak immune system that can’t overcome these infections by itself, ozone can stimulate your body to do what it was designed to do. In addition to fighting off infections, ozone can help with other medical conditions as well.

And because ozone is known for its ability to speed the healing of wounds, diabetics who suffer from foot wounds and ulcers find that the treatment helps them overcome this common complication. 

Immune disorders and ozone therapy

Ozone therapy has been shown to stimulate the immune system and improve the quality of life for people suffering from immune disorders such as HIV. When this gas is introduced into the bloodstream, studies show it can greatly reduce the viral load (the amount of the virus in the body), which can improve long-term health.

Arthritis and ozone

Arthritis is an umbrella term that covers a group of more than 200 variations of degeneration in the joints and surrounding tissues. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative type of arthritis that deteriorates the cartilage in your joints and results in stiffness, pain, inflammation, and reduced mobility. 

Ozone injected into the affected joint significantly reduces inflammation and balances free radicals. For people suffering from painful arthritic joints, this means much-needed relief, freedom to move more fluidly, and the ability to delay more drastic treatments like surgery.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for ozone therapy, contact us by phone at 571-261-8069, or send us a message online to set up a consultation with Dr. Delgado. 

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